Aereniphaula bandana, Nascimento, Francisco E. De L., Botero, Juan Pablo & Bravo, Freddy, 2016

Nascimento, Francisco E. De L., Botero, Juan Pablo & Bravo, Freddy, 2016, Checklist of the Cerambycidae (Insecta, Coleoptera) from central Bahia State (Brazil), with the description of two new species and new geographic records, Zootaxa 4109 (5), pp. 555-568 : 561

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Aereniphaula bandana

sp. nov.

Aereniphaula bandana View in CoL sp. nov.

( Figs. 4–7, 9 View FIGURES 4 – 10. 4 – 7 )

Holotype male. Integument reddish-brown, darker at scape, prothorax, scutellum, and ventrally; III antennomere, basal half of IV antennomere, and tarsomeres yellow, metatarsomeres with apex darker. Yellow pubescence covering head, denser around upper eye lobes. Scape with dense yellow pubescence. Pronotum with a “V” -shaped band of light whitish gray pubescence starting at anterior margin and extending to middle of posterior margin; inside “V”-shape is yellow pubescence covering almost entire surface, outside “V”-shape pubescence is sparser. Elytra with a wisp of white pubescence on anterior half and at apical half with three white diagonal bands beginning near suture and reaching external margin. Ventrally with uniform pubescence covering almost entire surface.

Body covered by long, erected black setae. Upper eye lobes well-separated, distance between lobes twice width of upper lobe. Antennae exceeding elytral apices at antennomere VIII; scape with setae on entire surface, at antennomeres III–XI setae are restricted to inner face, setae decreasing in size and density towards apical antennomeres. Antennal formula based on length of antennomere III: scape = 1.21; pedicel = 0.15; IV = 1.15; V = 1.03; VI = 0.94; VII = 0.88; VIII = 0.79; IX = 0.71; X = 0.62; XI = 0.56.

Prothorax wider at anterior margin, 1/3 wider than posterior margin; laterally sinuous, with a median tubercle, slightly elevated. Elytra elongated, four times width of humeral width; apex transversally, curved with a long external spine. Pro- and mesofemora fusiform, metafemora slightly clavate. Metatarsomere I 1 /3 longer than II–III together. Internal apex of claws slightly shorter than external. Apex of urotergite V emarginate.

Measurements, in mm. Holotype / paratype. Total length, 10.8/10.6; prothorax length, 1.6/1.6; anterior width of prothorax, 1.5/1.5; posterior width of prothorax, 1.1/1.1; elytral length, 8.1/7.9; humeral width, 2.0/2.0.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the light whitish gray band of pubescence forming a “V” on the pronotum, which resembles a piece of cloth, triangular in shape, worn around the neck, called a “ bandana ”.

Type material. Holotype male, BRAZIL, Bahia: Milagres (Fazenda Salinas, 12°54’18’’ S 39°50’46’’ O, 780 m. s.n.m.), 2.IX.2013, Carvalho, J.R.; Bravo, F.; Menezes, E. Nascimento, F.E. leg. ( MNRJ). Paratype male, the same date of holotype ( UEFS).

Remarks. Aereniphaula bandana sp. nov. differs from A. machadorum by the upper eye lobes which are wellseparated, distance between them twice the width of each upper lobe ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 4 – 10. 4 – 7 ); the anterior margin of prothorax 1/3 wider than posterior margin; metatarsomere I 1 /3 longer than II–III combined ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 4 – 10. 4 – 7 ), and by the pattern of pubescence. In A. machadorum , the distance between the upper lobes is equal to the width of an upper lobe ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 4 – 10. 4 – 7 ); the prothorax has the same width at the anterior and posterior margins; and metatarsomere I is twice the length of II–III combined ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 4 – 10. 4 – 7 ).


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